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Celebrating the First Season!

Yay! The first season of Le Podcast comes to an end! It is time to celebrate and thank the guests and the listeners! Season One is composed of 15 episodes covering leadership and team building. The top 3 (in terms of audience, I love them all equally 🙂 ) is: Do you want 10x Engineers? […]

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The Motive

Why so many leaders abdicate their most important responsibilities? The sentence above is the subtitle of The Motive, a book by Patrick Lencioni, the famous author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage. The first part of the book is a business fable. If you read I am a Software Engineer and […]

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The Culture Map

The Culture Map is an excellent book by Erin Meyer. As my current team evolves in an international context, I had the idea to use the culture map as an icebreaker to start one of our quarterly meetings. The team is composed of people from France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and The Netherlands. The team has […]

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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful is a book by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter published in 2007. The trouble with successful people is that they tend to believe that their “bad” habits are not so “bad.” They have proof of that. They are successful. So, […]

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Grow your Software Engineering Career with Emilien

Emilien Macchi is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. He is French and lives in Canada. He contributes to OpenStack nearly since the inception of the open-source project. I had the pleasure to get Emilien on Le Podcast to discuss how learning and sharing were essential ways of growing his career in Software […]

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Jason’s Thirteen Rules of a Team

In this episode of Le Podcast, I had the great pleasure to receive Jason McKerr. Jason is the Engineering leader for Management and Automation at Red Hat (great things like Ansible, Insights, Satellite…) My objective was to have Jason explained his Thirteen Rules of a Team which I discovered during one mentoring session with one […]

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All about OKRs with Bart

In this episode of Le Podcast, I had the pleasure to discuss Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Bart den Haak. Bart is a Software Engineer who fell in love with OKRs at a startup more than 10 years ago. He continues to use OKRs since then and he is now advising companies on how […]

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Do you want 10x Engineers?

In this episode of Le Podcast, I had the pleasure of discussing with Julien Danjou. Julien has more than 20 years of experience as an open source software hacker. Julien wrote two books about Python. I wanted to ask him about the myth of 10x Engineers and what advice he could have for Engineers who […]

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The Anatomy of Peace

In this episode of Le Podcast, John Poelstra and I had a conversation about the book The Anatomy of Peace. John recommended the book in our previous conversation on how (not) to provide feedback. I read it twice and fell in love with it. John mentioned that in Changing Your Team From The Inside, I […]

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April’s Fool

Michael Doyle and I are launching a new book in May 2020. The book is I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge: The book that helps increase your impact and satisfaction at work. Some people told us that it was not the perfect timing as people surely have other things on their […]